Baler Bay

Baler, Aurora

Baler Bay is a bay in the northeastern part of Luzon island in Baler, Aurora. It is an extension of the Philippine Sea and bordered by four municipalities of Aurora Province.

From mid September to early March, Baler Bay is known for its great surfing conditions. The movie Apocalypse Now, which was filmed there in 1976, introduced the sport to the area, and its production crew even l ...

eft behind several surfboards for the locals to use.

Since 1997, the bay has been home to the annual Aurora Surfing Cup. During the other months of the year, it is ideal for snorkeling, windsurfing and diving.

Baler Bay News

  • Baler And Back Again

    Baler And Back Again

    Have you ever been to a place that didn't bring you excitement on the journey but when you had to leave you wished you didn't have to? That was Baler for me. I could be biased because of the fantastic swell that week where the waves were the right kind of big for me challenging but not suicidal, or it could have been the more than 12 kilometer stretch of shoreline that was far as my eyes could see and I have bad eyesight.

    Baler was love at first sight. I know relationship built on this type of attraction don't end up lasting long (in my opinion), but Baler captivated right from the moment I ...

  • Baler Aurora Philippines

    Baler Aurora Philippines, Just 5 hours away from Manila.

    Dubbed as the "birthplace of surfing in the Philippines", Baler can be considered as a traveler's paradise. Gifted also with abundant beautiful natural wonders like beaches, coves, caves, waterfalls, cliffs, rock formations, and mountains.

  • Baler Surfers Will Go Where Waves Are

    Baler Surfers Will Go Where Waves Are

    Any place may claim to be a surfing capital, but surfers will go anywhere with the best waves.

    Thats the reason the Baler government in Aurora province will not contest House Bill No. 6683, passed on third reading last month, that seeks to declare La Union province as "surfing capital of Northern Luzon."

    "La Union has long been positioning itself as the "surfing capital of the North." The branding of Aurora, particularly the capital town Baler, is "Birthplace of Philippine Surfing," Michael Palispis, Aurora tourism chief, told the Inquirer by telephone.

    "When I started the program [pr ...

  • Hello Baler

    Hello Baler

    After the first two legs in Mindanao, namely Siargao and Lanuza, the Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT) continues the competition up north in Luzon. The municipality of Baler, Aurora has been made famous by a number of indie and mainstream films that had been filmed on location. The 2015 indie film Apocalypse Child which was shot on location in Baler, dives into the provinces laidback surf culture and gives us glimpses of Canili Dam, Secret Spot, Aniao, and Lindys Point the places one needs to visit having watched this film.

    Synonymous with surfing, Baler is a small town whose hist ...

  • Surfers Braved Big Waves At The Oakley Pro Baler Kick-off

    Surfers Braved Big Waves At The Oakley Pro Baler Kick-off

    The third Leg of Philippine Surfing Championship Tour, The Oakley Pro Baler, has commenced today in a tough 4-to-6-foot wave condition in front of Aliya Surf Camp.

    With the swell coming from the Pacific accompanied by trade wind and rain, the opening day of Oakley Pro Baler gave a rough start for the competitors.

    Hailing from Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales, Sylvester Bactad, who is more accustomed to surfing beach breaks, gained enough momentum to score an average heat score of 11.5 points during his heat, one of the highest scores of the day.

    "I was only a bit nervous unlike the fi ...

  • Baler Philippines

    Baler is a great tourist destination and for two days we were able to explore some wonderful natural attractions. Sabang beach is a long stretch of sandy shoreline with soft and shallow ocean bed. It is a haven for surfers and an ideal place for those who want to learn to surf. Numerous surf shops are situated along the beach. We hiked up Ermita Hills in Mt. Dibudalan at Sitio Dicaloyungan, Barangay Zabali. From the top of the hill, we had seen the stunning view of Baler Bay, Dima-Dimangalat and Aniao Islets. We went to a small waterfalls called Diguisit Waterfalls and enjoyed a refreshing swi ...